Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder Quick Card

Sometimes I just need to make a quick and easy card, that allows me to create without too much thought, or stress or time. And that’s what today’s card is. Quick, simple and easy.

The owl, a sentiment and a few sprays of flowers stamped directly onto the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, which is then mounted straight onto a card base of Merry Merlot Cardstock.
Done!
Now I need to get on with cooking and getting food prepared for the next few days.

Happy stamping!
Chris

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Talk

A very quick post this evening to share with you a card I made yesterday using the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper.

I have combined it with stamped images from the Sale-a-Bration set Friendly Hello (available when you place an order of $180 or more) which has been very quickly coloured using Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils.
Hope your week has been wonderful!
Happy stamping
Chris

January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

NEW! January Class in the Mail

With global shipping issues starting to effect all businesses, including Stampin’ Up! especially here in Australia, we need to start looking at ways to continue creating beautiful cards and projects, both for our own enjoyment and creativity, but also to help others who may be needing something to smile about.

My class is designed to show you how you can use any Designer Series Paper you have (or can get) to make beautiful cards, and how one design can look completely different using different Designer Series Papers.
This class has 4 different designs, and you will make 2 cards from each design with different Designer Series Papers.
This is one of the projects using the gorgeous Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper “Friendly Hello”.

Since this is the first Class in the Mail that I have done for about 10 years!! please be patient with me, I am still figuring out how to get everything working smoothly.
More details are here, and if you are keen to get going, please email me at dotdotstamping@gmail.com or leave a comment below.
The class is only available in Australia (apologies if you are outside Aus!) however I will be offering PDF only soon, and will keep you posted.

And here is my challenge to you today, send or give a card as a Random Act of Kindness (RAK), and put a smile on someone’s face, you just never know how much of a difference that could make. Go for a walk around your neighbourhood and put a card in someone’s letterbox, just saying hi, even if you don’t sign it. We need to come together and support each other and our individual communities to get through this difficult time, so let’s make a card, and then give a card.

Happy stamping!
Chris

January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters in Party Hats!

The Awesome Otters Sale-a-Bration set is just so cute that I had to make another card with it today, this time combined with some of the gorgeous Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper from the new Mini catalogue.

They look like they are having a lot of fun!
The hats have been stamped separately in Basic Gray and then coloured very quickly using a Blender Pen with Just Jade and Pumpkin Pie ink, and then fussy cut with scissors and adhered with dimensionals. There is some Wink of Stellar on the pompoms.
And don’t forget to decorate the inside as well…..

I hope they give you something to smile about today!
Happy stamping
Chris

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[102845]
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January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers – Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights

My card for today is one that I have made to take part in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights for January 2022. Make sure you check out Kylie’s blog to see all the inspiration from talented stampers from around the world who are also taking part.
And while you are there, I hope you will vote for my card.
You can vote for your top 5 cards.

I’ve gone with a very pretty, feminine card today, featuring the new Flowing Flowers stamp set on page 36 of the new January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue, and have paired this with the new Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper on page 49.
While a lot of this DSP is quite contemporary, I wanted to show some of the pretty pastel colours that can be used on less contemporary projects.
The flower was coloured using Stampin’ Write Markers, and I used the Stamparatus so that I could re-ink and re-stamp until I was happy with the colour intensity.

These gorgeous products are available now in my online store.

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Stamparatus
[148187]
$85.00

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January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Happy stamping!
Chris

Stampin’ Up! Happy Holly-Days Birthday Card

I have used the Stampin’ Up! Happy Holly-Days stamp set to make a masculine birthday card today, and since today is the first day of 2022, and I am sorting through my stamp sets and taking out the ones that are retiring, I thought I would give my favourites one last inking. Then I realised that I really liked all of the sets that I chose to buy from the retiring catalogue, in fact I will be quite sad to see them go.


I have coloured the bird with the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils, and while he looks grey in the photos, there is quite a lot of brown in there in real life, so he matches the background a lot better. After colouring the bird, I fussy cut so that I could mount it directly onto the Cork.
Not only have I used my favourite image from this catalogue but also some of my favourite DSP, the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper and also the Cork Specialty Paper.
I have added a little sneak peek at one of the new stamp sets that I am already having some fun with.
Did you recognise the layout? Page 67 of the retiring Mini Catalogue at the bottom right, featuring this same stamp set as a Christmas card.
Well, here’s to 2022. Out with the old and in with the new!! I hope you are ready for it, I know I am.
Happy stamping!
Chris

January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

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Stampin’ Up! Friendly Hello CASE

Have you noticed just how much inspiration you can get from the Stampin’ Up! catalogues?
The artwork is next level, and it’s all there, for you. For your inspiration and ideas, and for you to CASE. So what does CASE mean? It means to Copy And Share Everything (meaning to copy the exact card), or to copy elements of the card, such as the layout, the colours, or anywhere in between. And here is an example….
I wanted to CASE the gorgeous card on Page 13 of the Sale-a-Bration catalogue, on the far right, which uses the Friendly Hello stamp set and DSP, but I didn’t have all of the items.

So firstly I realised I had run out of Fresh Freesia cardstock (uh oh, I can feel another order coming on!!), which the original uses as a cardbase. So instead, I used thick Basic White as my card base and added an extra layer of the DSP in the Fresh Freesia colour (from the Friendly Hello DSP).
I don’t have that ribbon, so instead I have used some of the Silver Simply Elegant Trim.
I’m not sure what pearls or rhinestones were used in the original but again, I am using what I have in my stash, so I added some of the gorgeous Pastel Pearls.
And lastly, I am not a fan of the black sentiment panel (just personal preference), so I stamped my sentiment (from the Sale-a-Bration Special Moments stamp set) in Fresh Freesia ink.
They are only small changes, but they have made the card mine.

The stamp set and gorgeous DSP are available from the 4th January. Don’t worry, I won’t let you forget!

Happy CASE-ing!
Chris
PS, if you are feeling stuck and unmotivated, lost your stamping Mojo or just don’t know where to start, CASEing is the way to get through that, in fact, that is how I learnt to make cards and to stamp when I first started out. Have fun!
PPS, Also remember, it is only ink and paper!!

Handmade Notebooks

I made these Notebooks from scratch as gifts for my wonderful customers who have supported me throughout the year.
Each book has Designer Series Paper on the outside and inside of the cover, with stamped pages which can be replaced when the old ones have all been used up.

The papers on the notebook above is the Hand Penned Designer Series Paper, and the one below uses the Host Rewards DSP called Pattern Party.

Both of these Notebooks feature the Friendly Hello stamp set (available 4th January through my online store as a free Sale-a-Bration reward for orders of $180 or more) and the Scalloped Contours Dies.
I hope your Christmas was extra special and that you are having some time to relax and recover today.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Happy Christmas!!

Just a quick post to share with you a cute little gift bag that I made last week to put some gifts into. These are pretty easy to make and just use one sheet of Designer Series Paper.

I have used the Whimsy and Wonder Designer Series Paper with it’s pretty colours and designs. And the one below features the Sweet Stockings DSP.

I hope you are having a wonderful, blessed day and enjoying time with family and friends.
Happy Christmas!
Chris

Vintage Friendly Hello

As I am sure you can tell, I just love the Friendly Hello Sale-a-Bration stamp set (available 4th January 2022), I am also loving the Heart and Home Suite (also available 4th January from the new Mini Catalogue) – yes, there is a lot to look forward to with all the gorgeous new goodies coming soon.

I made this card during my regular Wednesday morning Facebook Live, I have to admit though, I was very tired and probably sounded it. However I think the card turned out ok. This is a style I love to make, I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but it is easy enough to adjust it to be less “fussy” and appeal to a wider range of people.
The gorgeous flowers from the Friendly Hello set, have been stamped in Basic Gray and then coloured with Pale Papaya ink and Blender Pens. And that gorgeous Basic Gray doily is part of the Heart and Home suite.
Did you know that you can watch most of my Facebook Lives on my YouTube channel? Make sure you hit the subscribe button to get regular updates. Click here to go straight to my youTube Channel.
I’m not sure about you, but I am looking forward to some holiday time and some down time to connect with some creativity and have a play with some new products and ideas.
Happy stamping!
Chris